The Honorable David E. Price (D-NC)
U.S. House of Representatives
2162 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-3304
Because we are neighbors and there is a matter of personal concern to me, I am contacting you on this occasion at your home address. This letter is copied to your office in Washington, DC.
In our time, the USA is a leader of the international community of nations comprising the family of humanity. This worldwide family is confronted with numerous looming economic challenges and formidable ecological threats. Of all challenges to human well being and environmental health, there may be no threat so large and oppressive as the one presented to humankind by the projected unbridled growth of absolute global population numbers in the first half of Century XXI.
President Barack Obama has made a commitment to rely on the best available scientific evidence in policymaking and action planning rather than be guided by preternatural theories, ideologically-biased factoids, purely political convenience and excessive attention to economic expediency.
With these circumstances in mind, I have joined the “Global Population Speak Out” Project (gpso.wordpress.com). This project is featured in Science Magazine (Science Volume 322, Issue 5902 p. 655 “Return of the Population Bomb”). People from around the world have pledged to speak out loudly and clearly about the challenges that could soon be presented to the world by the skyrocketing increase of human population numbers on Earth. My project is a simple, straightforward one: to send you this letter. As my Congressman and a respected scientist, I am asking you to consider revolutionary scientific evidence that appears to advance our understanding of human population dynamics. A 30 minute presentation of this research by an outstanding scientist from Chapel Hill (and a colleague of yours at Duke University) can be reviewed at the following link (www.panearth.org). At least to me, the evidence in the presentation by Russell Hopfenberg, Ph.D., “World Food and Human Population Growth,” has potentially profound implications.
If it pleases you to do so, examine the evidence.
Thanks for the great work you have been doing over many years for the citizens of Chapel Hill and the 4th Congressional District as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.